Civic Center Park was filled with color and culture over the weekend during the city's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration. The all-day event featured food, dancers, costumes and chihuahua races among other festivities -- and photographer Danielle Lirette stopped by to capture the action. Continue read ... More >>
Happy Friday! Don't drink too much at First Friday, because Cinco de Mayo is this Sunday. Here are five of the top food and drink celebrations going down around town -- and if you know of any other good Drinco de Mayo party/deals, post them in the comments section below. See also: - Cinco de Mayo ... More >>
It'll be a busy week for the Rio Grande chain. The Fort Collins location has collaborated with Odell's Brewery and is hosting a release party for Chueco Mexican Lager, a 9 percent agave amaranth beer brewed especially for Rio. The event begins this Thursday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.; visit the Facebook pa ... More >>
On Saturday, when a collision of cultural celebrations -- the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo -- had people sporting big hats and sombreros all over town, one person's style statement definitely topped all others. Every witch way. Here's a look at this week's Denver street style.
Happy Friday! Don't drink too much at First Friday, because Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby will go head to head in a battle for your hearts and stomachs tomorrow. Here's a quick rundown of all the action -- and if you know of any Drinco de Mayo party/deals we missed, feel free to post them in ... More >>
From Cinco de Mayo celebrations to the First Friday art walk, Denver has plenty of stuff going on this weekend that won't totally demolish your savings. Whether you fancy mariachi music, watching a chihuahua race or meeting a grunge legend in-person, we've got it all here for less than ten bones. ... More >>
El Diablo, 101 Broadway, will kick off its Cinco Central 2012 party tonight. Starting at 6 p.m., guests can enjoy live Latin music from DJ Gonzo and the Qrquesta La Brava salsa band while sipping on some of Denver's best margaritas -- and then dancing, depending on how many margs they consume. The t ... More >>
Two of Denver's best occasions for drinking -- the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo -- will collide on Saturday, May 5. The traditional drink of the Derby is the mint julep, of course, and margaritas are always flowing during Cinco de Mayo. But rather than have to declare your alcohol allegiance, i ... More >>
Denver blog posts shoot...and score! Denver Stiffs' Colin Neilson thinks Nugs Danilo Gallinari and Arron Afflalo have done a vanishing act versus the Lakers thus far. Big Media's Jason Salzman offers tips for covering Cinco de Mayo. Denver Egotist touts an experimental short by We Drink It Black. ... More >>
Saturday could very well be a national holiday for drinkers, with Cinco de Mayo celebrations colliding with Kentucky Derby-watching parties. It's not hard to find a good margarita around town -- but a great mint julep? That's a much more elusive creature. Still, I recently found a perfect version -- ... More >>
The entire craft-brewing world will be in San Diego this week for the annual Craft Brewers Conference, which allows brewers from across the country to share ideas, knowledge and plenty of beer. Plus, they get to spend time in America's Finest City. More than 2,600 people are expected to be there, in ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo may not be a huge holiday in Mexico (contrary to popular belief, May 5 is not Independence Day in that country), but it's definitely a major party here in Denver. Here are five Cinco de Mayo celebrations guaranteed to turn your weekend into a major fiesta.
Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, as is the Kentucky Derby -- offering plenty of reasons to celebrate Southern cooking as well as Den-Mex. If you know of a particularly good party connected to either of these two events, send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it in the comments section below. But ... More >>
On May 5, you'll be able to pick your reason to drink: not only is it the date of this year's Kentucky Derby, which is our favorite reason to suck down mint juleps while wearing a funny hat, it's also Cinco de Mayo, a holiday that always brings Denverites out to drink, usually to the tune of pitcher ... More >>
Denver's Del Norte Brewing debuted a new beer, El Guapo, last night at all 25 Old Chicago locations in Colorado. The 5.6 percent ABV beer is a hoppier answer to Bohemia, the Czech-style Mexican pilsner, says Del Norte co-owner Joe Fox. "We were looking through our portfolio and we didn't have a hopp ... More >>
Contrary to popular belief, Mexico does not celebrate its independence day on Cinco de Mayo. Mexico's El Grito de Independencia is actually today, and a couple of places will be celebrating. El Diablo, 101 Broadway, will offer a special "El Grito" menu all day, as well as late-night drink sp ... More >>
In Colorado, if you advertise that something is hot, it should be hot. Back east, hot may translate as tepid - but in Colorado, we're tough, dammit. When we order something hot, we expect it to be frickin' hot -- especially at a Mexican restaurant. Last week I dropped by Machete, the new rest ... More >>
El Taco de Mexico, still a winner.Some like it hot! The festivities at this past weekend's Cinco de Mayo festival in Civic Center Park included the fourth annual green chile contest. And the winner's are: Judges' awards: First place: El Taco de Mexico Second place: La Noria Carneceria Thir ... More >>
Last weekend's back-to-back Cinco de Mayo and Kentucky Derby party shenanigans left us feeling more than a little ready to lay off the sauce for a minute. Yet by noon on Sunday, there we were, staring down the wine list at brunch, feeling that familiar urge. That's when it hit us: There is a ... More >>
You've got to hand it to Mexicans: Those folks know how to get down. Besides Cinco de Mayo last weekend -- probably the greatest party of the year -- they also invented the piñata, which, with its injury-prone combination of dizziness, blindfolds, probable drunkenness and a wildly swinging b ... More >>
While you're waiting for your Cinco de Mayo hangover to go away, you might want to start planning your (accidental) three-day weekend. Thankfully, there is plenty for you to do this weekend, even if you need to stay away from booze for a few days. We've got poetry, comics, chocolate, art open ... More >>
Adam PerryThe Black Angels in the midst of their mayhem last night at the Fox THE BLACK ANGELS With Sleepy Sun 05.11.11 | Fox Theatre Last night at Boulder's Fox Theatre, as Austin's Black Angels shrieked, stomped, thrashed and pounded, my mind kept curiously dragging me back to the old-school AC/ ... More >>
You've counted down the days. May 1, May 2, May 3... Now it's here. Cinco de Mayo -- the biggest one-day holiday that spans dos días of food, drinks and fun in downtown Denver. On the big day on Saturday, the Cinco de Mayo Parade returns for its 19th annual walk-through -- after a two-year ... More >>
The Colorado House gave light beer lovers a Cinco de Mayo present yesterday, passing Senate Bill 60 -- which would allow bars and restaurants to sell any beer, no matter how light -- on a second reading. And now word has come in that SB 60 just passed the full House -- which means the next s ... More >>
EsquireFeeling a little woozy from celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Perhaps you'd like to continue your Mexican-themed festivities and cure your hangover in a traditional way: sucking down a michelada.
Don't let this weekend's Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day party schedule keep you from digging in your garden. Summer weather blazes into town today and the heat is on -- especially for urban gardeners who plant electric-red Ruby Hill Habaneros from the Denver Neighborhood Seed Co....
Although Cinco de Mayo celebrations started last weekend, the party begins in earnest today. Among the festivities on tap for tonight: Vine Street Pub had to reschedule its Smokin' Hot Anniversary Party because of bad weather, and it will kick off today -- rain or shine -- at 4:20 p.m. at Vi ... More >>
The news that Corona Light qualifies as heavy-enough to be sold in Colorado bars and restaurants -- just in time for Cinco de Mayo! -- inspired this from mtnrunner2: Bless you, o omnipotent state government, for permitting us do something we should have been able to do all along without your ... More >>
Bust out your sombreros hombres, it's time to bailar en la dance floor. In addition to being the official unofficial start of the weekend, this Thursday also happens to be Cinco de Mayo. If you haven't already found another Cinco event in which to get your drinko, take a gander at this list a ... More >>
A lot of people in America don't know much about Cinco de Mayo. One popular perception, for example, is that it's Mexico's Independence Day; in fact it's not -- that would be September 16 -- so it's no surprise that, when we're celebrating Cinco de Mayo, many of us have no idea why. On the ot ... More >>
Inspired by how the nearby Atomic Cowboy added Fat Sully's and Denver Biscuit Company to its amenities, David Senger decided to put an authentic taco shop inside his bar, 3014. And Odelay Tacos will make its debut at 4 p.m. today, just in time for Cinco de Mayo. The menu includes el pastor, ... More >>
Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a day commemorating the Mexican army's defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla. In honor of the occasion, rather than randomly heading off to your closest Mexican restaurant or bar to drink some tequila, we've come up with a list of things to do and places to g ... More >>
Lori MidsonRestaurateur Jesse Morreale, who owns Sketch, El Diablo and La Rumba, is always contemplating his next move, and his latest endeavor is a courtyard that will occupy the vast, graveled space that resides behind the back doors of Sketch and El Diablo, which sit side by side on the c ... More >>
Turn that frown upside down! If Senate Bill 60 passes out of the House, "on-premises" liquor licensees -- meaning restaurants and bars, and restaurants and bars only -- would be free, free to pour any beer they want to, even the 3.2 beer they're now prevented from serving by the state's arc ... More >>
This dude is about the bring the party.It's a new month, which means the usual slew of designations intended to raise awareness of things that generally continue getting ignored as per usual during that month -- but for those who are paying attention, May is pretty much a glass case of contra ... More >>
A Flickr photo.Mother's Day is Sunday -- so if you haven't yet made arrangements for a beautiful bouquet and fabulous brunch for Mom, get moving. Also on the culinary calendar this week: Cinco de Mayo and a little race called the Kentucky Derby...
Ska BrewingMexican-style craft-brewed lagers are set to make a splash in Denver this summer, with a couple of new ones joining the fiesta in the run-up to Cinco de Mayo. Because of its lighter, more mellow profile, Mexican lager isn't a style that's common among craft brewers, who typically ... More >>
Shela BurgessBenny's patio is a popular hot spot.A sunny Cinco de Mayo -- what are you still doing inside on a computer? Below are ten places, listed in no particular order, where you can celebrate Cinco de Mayo and enjoy the weather. (And if you know of other good celebrations, please shar ... More >>
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